2017’s sporting calendar is starting to heat up.
The month of May marks the end of the Premier League and a collective sigh from football fans (especially Arsenal fans) as they start their three month hibernation till mid-August. But do not despair! Britain is set for an amazing summer of sport and there is definitely something for everyone. Below are a few of the colossal sporting moments to watch out for over the next few months.
In what looks like the most competitive year of tennis in years the French Open will provide the amuse-bouche ahead of the grass court season. Both the Queens Club Aegon Championship and prestigious Wimbledon will host the very best in the sport and provide Tennis fans with a lot to get excited about. For many the immaculate grass courts, all white kits and glasses of Pimm’s define a British Summer and this year should prove no different. Here’s hoping for some more epic matches and history to be made!
Whilst most associate the sport with mud and rain this summer will play host to the highly anticipated Lions tour in New Zealand, which many of us will enjoy in beer gardens across the British Isles. After a very competitive Six Nations the Lions squad will be expected to perform well against arguably the best team in the world right now. In addition there are several internationals to keep fans entertained between Lions fixtures.
Very much a summer sport staple. England have a busy schedule ahead with the Champions Trophy in early June on home soil they will be looking to avenge their narrow defeat to India in the 2013 final. They also have a flurry of T20’s and Tests against South Africa and the West Indies. The England Women’s Cricket team will also be looking for success as they host the Women’s World Cup. They are currently ranked 2nd in the World in the format and looking to go one better this July.
After the typically envious viewing of the typically sunny Augusta Open Golf will return to Britain this summer in the form of the 146th Golf Open at Royal Birkdale. With several strong British hopefuls there will no doubt be a large following both out on the course and at home. Regardless of the winner there is sure to be amateurs up and down the country booking tee times to attack their local course hoping to recreate their favourite Open moment.
Silverstone will once again host the F1 British Grand Prix and the British Moto GP. With Lewis Hamilton off to a good start but under pressure from Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel the season will be finely poised when they both start off the grid in Silverstone. In addition the Moto GP will see several British riders hoping a home crowd can provide them with an extra boost and finish high up the leader board.
Clearly there is a lot to get excited about this summer and to make it extra special click for the amazing hospitality packages available for Summer Sport 2017.